2018 Old Vine CF

2018 Tapteil Old Vine Cabernet Franc

100% cabernet franc

tapteil, n. a.  Yakama, narrow river, b. Red Mountain vineyard named for its site above the Yakima River where the Tapteilmin lived,

tapteil old vine cabernet franc, n. a. A unique single varietal Cadence bottling from fruit grown on Tapteil Vineyard.

Red Mountain 100% Cabernet Franc

This year, as in 2016, we’ve bottled the Tapteil Old Vine Cabernet Franc (and next year you just might
see the swan song from Tapteil — the 2019 vintage — Old Vine Cabernet Franc as well.)

Cabernet Franc from the 1987 Block, the oldest Cabernet Franc on Red Mountain. Dark cherries, Tapteil dust and plums on an expansive nose followed by incredible energy and intensity on the palate, an apotheosis of Cabernet Franc. Balanced acidity and firm tannins linger through a long finish,
promising graceful evolution in the bottles for 15+ years.  23 cases